Transcript for "Departure for the States," Deseret News, 2 May 1860, 69

Departure for the States.


On Friday last a company consisting of some thirty ox wagons, with three and four pairs of oxen to each wagon, started from the encampment on Big Kanyon [Canyon] creek, near the mouth of the kanyon, where they had been collecting several days, for the Missouri river for freight, intending to return this season.


There were also six or seven mule teams started with them, but after getting over the mountains they will probably go on ahead, and leave the ox teams to jog along at their leisure as they will be more likely to make the trip successfully by moving slowly, especially at the commencement of the journey. Capt. J. W. Young is in charge of the ox train, whose experience in traveling across the plains will be of material benefit to the company, if his advice and instructions are strictly heeded.

There were quite a number of passengers, not apostates, went with the company, going to various parts of he United States and some to England and other parts of the old world, most of whom are not expecting to return this season.